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|Built to Destroy|
|Studio album by|
|Recorded|| Ridge Farm Studios, Dorking |
Townhouse Studios, London, UK
|Genre||Hard rock, heavy metal|
|Producer||MSG and Louis Austin|
|The Michael Schenker Group chronology|
|Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal||9/10|
Built to Destroy is the fourth album by the Michael Schenker Group (MSG). Gary Barden returned to the group on vocals following the departure of Graham Bonnet amidst tensions with Michael Schenker. This was the band's final studio album prior to their disbanding, and Schenker moving on to form the McAuley Schenker Group with vocalist Robin McAuley. New material released under the Michael Schenker Group name would not appear for over a decade.
The song "Captain Nemo" is the theme song for Eddie Trunk's radio shows Friday Night Rocks on WAXQ and Trunk Nation on XM Radio's Hair Nation Channel.
|1.||"Rock My Nights Away"||Andy Nye, Gary Barden||4:09|
|2.||"I'm Gonna Make You Mine"||Nye, Barden, Michael Schenker, Ted McKenna||4:18|
|3.||"The Dogs of War"||Barden, Schenker||4:23|
|4.||"Systems Failing"||Barden, Schenker||4:25|
|6.||"Still Love That Little Devil"||Barden, Schenker||3:24|
|7.||"Red Sky"||Schenker, Barden, Chris Glen, McKenna, José Luis Campuzano||5:15|
|8.||"Time Waits (For No One)"||Nye, Barden||3:58|
|9.||"Walk the Stage"||Barden, Schenker||5:55|
|1.||"I'm Gonna Make You Mine"||Nye, Barden, Schenker, McKenna||4:33|
|2.||"Time Waits (For No One)"||Nye, Barden||4:06|
|3.||"Systems Failing"||Barden, Schenker||4:16|
|4.||"Rock Will Never Die"||Barden, Schenker||5:40|
|5.||"Red Sky"||Schenker, Barden, Glen, McKenna, José Luis Campuzano||5:06|
|6.||"Rock My Nights Away"||Nye, Barden||4:37|
|8.||"The Dogs of War"||Barden, Schenker||4:52|
|9.||"Still Love That Little Devil"||Barden, Schenker||3:41|
Built to Destroy: "Walk the Stage" (UK), "Rock Will Never Die" (US and worldwide); Rock Will Never Die (LP): "Rock Will Never Die"; Rock Will Never Die (VHS): "Dream On";
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